Add a zone (domain name) to DNS in Windows 2008
A zone In DNS is the domain name you wish to resolve. To resolve a domain name you need to create a forward lookup zone in DNS. This can be done by following the instructions below.
1. Open DNS management under administrative tools. Start Menu - Control Panel - Administrative Tools – DNS.
2. Expand forward lookup zones by clicking on the +.
3. Right click on forward lookup zones and click on new zone. You can click on action – new zone.(Or from the Action menu click on new zone.)
4. Click next and choose primary zone.
5. Type in the domain name as the zone name without the www. For example type in example.com which is a FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name). Then click next.
6. Leave the option to create a new file selected and click on next.
7. Leave the last bubble checked as “Do not allow dynamic updates” and click on next.
8. Now click on finish.
Congratulations, you added the domain name. Check out the related articles for help on adding you’re a records, cnames, txt records, name servers and so on.